Industry advisories

Telefilm announces details to the Development Program

Telefilm Canada would like to inform Canadian producers of the opening date of the Development Program, as well as the changes made as part of the optimization of Telefilm's programs.

In September 2020, Telefilm launched the extensive, open, and transparent pan-Canadian consultations in both Official Languages on the review of...

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Telefilm Canada announces new details to the Talent to Watch Program

Telefilm Canada would like to inform its clients that the Talent to Watch Program will be accepting new applications in the fall of 2021 for fiscal 2022-2023. The program guidelines are currently being reviewed as part of Telefilm's program optimization process and will be published later this summer. The recommendations...

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Telefilm Canada shares proof of concept for next phase in data collection

Telefilm Canada is sharing the latest update to its data collection improvements. The proof of concept below represents the next phase in data collection enhancement for Telefilm’s programs as outlined in its Equity and Representation Action Plan, released in July 2020.

The proof of concept is the culmination of in-depth...

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Telefilm Canada offers an outreach session for the Short-Term Compensation Fund for Canadian audiovisual production companies

Telefilm Canada is offering a virtual outreach session on Thursday June 10 at 2:00 pm EST for the Short-Term Compensation Fund (STCF) for Canadian audiovisual production companies.

The presentation will cover the overview of the Fund including eligibility and application process followed by a Q&A period.

Presenters include:

  • Melanie Hartley, Deputy Director,...
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Telefilm Canada provides update on diverse language films

I would like to take a moment to acknowledge recent discussions regarding films in diverse languages. I know that this subject is an important one, and Telefilm and I have heard you.

A truly more equitable industry should allow for our country’s talent to create their work in their own voice...

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Telefilm Canada announces new drawdown schedules for the Production and Theatrical Documentary programs

Telefilm Canada announces a newly simplified method to accelerate the drawdown schedules for the Production program and the Theatrical Documentary program, as part of Telefilm’s revised corporate plan mandate to adapt and provide flexibility within its funding programs.

This newly accelerated process will benefit new and...

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Telefilm Canada relaunches the International Promotion Program

Telefilm Canada is relaunching the International Promotion Program, previously known as the Participation in International Festivals and Events Support Program, with important changes made to the program.

The International Promotion Program offers financial support to Canadian producers, distributors and sales agents whose eligible projects were officially selected...

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Telefilm Canada reopens the Promotion Program’s General Admission Stream

Telefilm Canada announces the reopening of the Promotion Program’s General Admission Stream for festivals to be held between October 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022.

The General Admission Stream, launched earlier this year, aims to provide streamlined funding to smaller and emerging film festivals across the country for...

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Telefilm Canada launches Promotion Program’s Limited Edition Stream for Existing Clients

Earlier this year, Telefilm Canada announced the General Admission Stream, the first of three streams under the Promotion Program. Today, Telefilm announces the terms, conditions and application deadlines for the Limited Edition Stream (the second stream) of its Promotion Program.

Given the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has on the...

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Telefilm announces details on the Export Assistance Program

Telefilm Canada would like to inform its clients of the opening date of the Export Assistance Program, as well as the changes made to it during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Key dates: 

  • Opening date: May 19, 2021 
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Telefilm Canada announces that its pan-Canadian consultations are now complete

After surveying the Canadian audiovisual industry, Telefilm Canada announces that its consultations on the review of the Success Index, the Development Program, and the Talent to Watch Program are now complete.

In September 2020, Telefilm launched extensive, open, and transparent pan-Canadian consultations in both Official Languages on how to modernize some...

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Telefilm Canada moves Corporate Plan to a new 18-month model

Telefilm Canada revised the timeline for its Corporate Plan, to condense its planning cycle to an 18-month model.  This follows a thorough review that was undertaken of Telefilm’s Strategic and Corporate Plans, to determine that the strategic priorities remained relevant in the fast-changing environment caused by COVID-19.

As...

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Telefilm Canada proudly partners with MADE | NOUS on its new campaign “SEEK MORE” supporting inclusivity on our screens

Telefilm Canada is proud to partner with MADE | NOUS on its new campaign, “Seek More”, launching today. Ambassadors Shamier Anderson (Stowaway, Bruised), Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs (Blood Quantum, Taika Waititi/FX's Reservation Dogs), and Simu Liu (Kim's ConvenienceMarvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), alongside Adib Alkhalidey (L'Agent JeanMon Ami Walid), Mélissa Bédard (Star académieM'entends-tu), and Cynthia Wu-Maheux (District 31) in Quebec, invites Canadians to seek out...

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Telefilm Extends the Final Consultation Phase: Call for Written Submissions

Telefilm Canada is extending the period for submitting written comments on its formal proposals to revise the Success Index, Development Program, and Talent to Watch Program by 10 days. This is the final phase of an extensive consultation process that began months ago. The initial period for submitting written comments...

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COVID-19 Update: Telefilm Canada suspends physical presence at international events until end of summer

In light of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Telefilm Canada would like to inform clients that its physical presence at international festivals and markets will continue to be suspended until August 31, 2021, including the Canada Pavilion at Sunnyside of the Doc, the Marché international de film d’animation, and the...

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Telefilm Canada announces the opening date of its Production Program for French-Language projects with budgets under $2.5M

Telefilm Canada would like to inform its clients of the opening date for the Production Program for French-language projects with budgets under $2.5M.

Key dates
Opening date: April 15, 2021
Closing date: April 29, 2021

Reminder:

The Production Program is open to Canadian production companies applying for financing for the production...

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Telefilm launches the final stage of its consultations: Calling for written submissions

Telefilm Canada invites its partners to submit written comments on its formal proposals to revise the Success Index, the Development Program and the Talent to Watch Program. This is the final step of the extensive consultation process that was carried out since last fall. Written comments can be submitted between...

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Telefilm Canada releases COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funding Statistics

Following the disbursement of both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund – Telefilm Allocation, Telefilm Canada would like to share details of the allocation of funds.

This relief funding for the audiovisual industry was included as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund...

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Telefilm announces details on the Short-Term Compensation Fund

As announced on February 10, 2021, the Short-Term Compensation Fund (STCF) for Canadian Audiovisual Productions has been extended from March 31, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

Producers who have already applied to the STCF for a project that begins shooting before March 31, 2021 and extends beyond that date must...

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Telefilm Canada launches online survey for training programs across Canada

February 24, 2021 – As part of Telefilm Canada’s continued commitment to create a more equitable screen-based industry and to better serve Canadian creators, an online survey will be conducted to gather information about training initiatives from across the country, including programs that support traditionally underrepresented creators.

The survey data will...

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Telefilm Canada launches Promotion Program’s General Admission Stream

February 15, 2021 – Telefilm Canada is announcing the terms, conditions and application deadlines for the General Admission Stream of its Promotion Program.

The Promotion Program provides financial support for promotional activities held in Canada that showcase Canadian content and talent. The General Admission Stream will provide streamlined funding to smaller and...

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Inclusive communications survey for Telefilm clients

Hello Telefilm Community,

As a Crown Corporation dedicated to bringing Canadian creativity to the world, Telefilm strives to ensure that it reflects the diversity of Canada. Telefilm is committed to being an inclusive organization, and among its steps in its inclusion work is a better understanding of its community.

To accomplish...

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Telefilm Canada announces dates for industry outreach sessions to present the Production Program for 2021-2022

February 12, 2021 – Following Telefilm Canada’s announcement on opening dates and new guidelines for the Production Programone pan-Canadian and five regional virtual outreach sessions will take place between February 17 – 24, 2021. 

The presentation, which includes program updates,...

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Official statement from Christa Dickenson, Executive Director, on the extension of the Short-Term Compensation Fund for Canadian Audiovisual Productions (STCF)

“The Short-Term Compensation Fund (STCF) is vital to ensuring that Canadian film and television productions continue despite the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the STCF has received 160 applications for projects in eight provinces and territories, and in both official languages. This represents more than $106 million total in requested coverage.

“Today’s...

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Telefilm Canada announces key dates and details on the Production Program

February 4, 2021 – Telefilm Canada would like to inform its clients of the publication of new guidelines for the Production Program and announce opening dates.

Telefilm is publishing the 2021-2022 program guidelines before the current pan-Canadian consultations are completed in the interest of supporting the industry and producers who require...

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Update on initiatives to support Black Creators in Canada

In honour of Black History Month, we join many Canadians from coast to coast to coast in celebrating the dynamic array of Black voices and perspectives that can be found across the country.

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting an equitable screen-based industry, we would like to take a...

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New Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty between Canada and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

February 1, 2021 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that the new Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, signed on April 19, 2017, will be in effect as of February 1, 2021.

This new Treaty, which aims to provide a modernized framework...

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Speeches from Telefilm Canada’s Annual Public Assembly are now available

January 22, 2021 – Telefilm Canada held a virtual Annual Public Assembly on Thursday, January 21, 2021, which can be viewed online. During the meeting, key executives presented progress and accomplishments from the 2019-2020 fiscal, as well as look ahead into the modernization of the organization moving forward.

Speeches given...

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Coproduction Treaty between Canada and Ukraine

December 21, 2020 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that the audiovisual coproduction treaty between Canada and Ukraine, signed on July 2, 2019, will be in effect as of January 1, 2021.

Ukraine is Canada’s 58th coproduction partner country.

Over the last 10 years, Canada administered over 620 coproduction projects with...

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